The rule for how drug and device makers will have to disclose their financial ties to doctors is 15 months overdue and the longer White House officials sit on it, the more lobbying it gets from different sides trying to shape its final wording.
The Federal Trade Commission has a powerful new ally in its quest to quash "pay to delay" patent settlements: The American Medical Association. As Forbes reports, the doctors' association now officially supports legislation to outlaw the practice.
The FDA would free up some treatments for chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, so patients could obtain them without a prescription.
Unlike the many individual patients who report feeling powerless when they are unable to get drugs they need, doctors are plying their strength in numbers under the banner of the American Medical
Once again, the American Medical Student Association is taking its professors and schools to task. The latest ratings on med school conflicts-of-interest policies show that more colleges are beefing
Pharma marketers can sigh with relief. The American Medical Association won't be banning industry-funded CME this year at least. At the association's annual meeting, delegates opted against a
> While the FDA has been slammed by some drugmakers for its too-conservative approach to drug approval, it may have
> We all expected Democrats to rake DTC ads over the coals during yesterday's hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight arm. What we didn't expect was for the American
> The argument over the FDA's role in regulating cancer therapies often comes down to one man: Dr. Richard Pazdur, a veteran oncologist and chief of the agency's oncology office.
On the advice of attorneys, the editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association says she won't ban authors who fail to disclose their financial ties to the drug industry, as a ban might spur antitrust suits. A ban "would only encourage that author to send his or her articles to another journal; it cleans our house by messing others," says Catherine DeAngelis, who has been highlighting cases of authors who fail to adhere to JAMA's disclosure rules. Critics who had been …